Multicoloured Chum Chum (The Favourite Bengali Dessert With A Twist Of Modern Art)

Multicoloured Chum Chum (The Favourite Bengali Dessert With A Twist Of Modern Art) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
I have experimented with Bengali Sweets a lot and this is one of my innovations!I made a plain Chum Chum and painted it on top with edible food colours making it an edible example of Modern Art.I used liquid food colours and a plain silicon brush to paint over the colours resulting in very pretty and delicious Chum Chum!
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Prep Time14 hours
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time14 hours 10 minutes
Served As: Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: Bengali
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 15


  • 300 gm Gms Homemade Chenna see recipe below in notes homemade chenna
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Rose Essence optional
  • 1 tsp Essence optional you can use cardamom or saffron as per your taste, or kewra kewra
  • Edible Food Colours, I Used Green strawberry pink,saffron yellow and orange jalebi colour edible food colours i used green
  • to Decorate optional silver varakh


  • Knead the chenna for 20 – 25 minutes till smooth and satiny.Take lime sized portions and roll them into oblong shapes.Press to give them the characteristic Chum Chum shape.
  • Boil the water and sugar in a pressure cooker and when it comes to a vigorous boil add the prepared Chum Chum.Close lid and allow to come to 1 whistle.Lower the heat to the lowest point and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Take off heat and allow to come to room temperature.Open the lid and transfer the Chum Chum with the syrup into a glass bowl.Refrigerate overnight.
  • Next morning take all colours on a plate.Remove the Chum Chum from the syrup and drain.Arrange evenly on a plate.Dip the brush in the syrup and then into the colour.Paint the Chum Chum randomly with the colours to create a beautiful multicoloured top

Recipe Notes

Recipe for Chenna :
1/2 liter low fat milk
1/2 liter full cream milk
3 tbsp vinegar mixed in 1/4 cup warm water
Boil the milk till it comes to a simmer.Add the water and vinegar solution and mix till the milk separates into cheese solids or paneer.Strain through a cheesecloth or strainer and put the residue in a bowl.Knead the paneer for 25 – 30 minutes till it becomes very smooth and can be rolled into balls.
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Amrita Iyer
Amrita Iyer

I am a passionate foodie who loves to cook, serve and love to see people relishing my creations. Since the time I was small I used to wonder about the 'how' of things in the kitchen.

Then when I finally ventured as an unprofessional kitchen helper for my late grand-mother (a par excellent cook in her own generation) I was fascinated by the amount of stuff you could do to a simple milk and rice to form a most yummy pudding.

Here I am sharing my recipes with a will to learn from some and educate others as well!

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